Originally Posted by will5979
Gomes is a FA...
I kidd, don't start chucking bricks at me!
I'll take Beltran or Damon, preferrably Beltran but IMO you can't go wrong with either.
Damon would obviously be the cheaper option, and he might still have a bit left in the tank offensively, but I don't think he's capable of being a starting LFer at this point in his career. He only played in 16 games in the OF for the Rays last year, and only 37 games in the OF the year before that. Left field for the Reds hasn't exactly been a showcase of sterling defensive performance in recent years, but Damon is basically at DH now, and should stick to the AL.
On Beltran, meanwhile, I agree that he'd be a great addition. Unfortunately, he has at least one offer
of 10 million a year or more. Josh Willingham apparently proved too expensive for the Reds, at 7 million per year, so hoping for Beltran could be a reach.